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Pope Francis thanks New Ways Ministry in recent correspondence

Posted on January 4, 2022, by Loretto Community

Published by the National Catholic Reporter on December 8, 2021

In two letters to New Ways Ministry this year, Pope Francis commended the organization for its outreach to the LGBTQ community and referred to one of its co-founders, Loretto Sr. Jeannine Gramick, as “a valiant woman” who had suffered much for her ministry.

Written in Spanish on official Vatican stationery, Francis’ letters mention that the pope is aware that New Ways Ministry’s “history has not been an easy one,” but that loving one’s neighbor is still the second commandment, tied “necessarily” to the first commandment to love God.

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